Each year dozens of exceptional families open their homes to 44 of the finest American amateur hockey players in the nation. These selfless families provide a vital service to the success of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. USA Hockey is always looking for families to take in players and provide homes and a family environment for the student-athletes who attend local area high schools.
In the 18 years NTDP players have been eligible for the NHL Entry Draft, 290 players have been drafted by National Hockey League teams, including three number-one overall selections — Rick DiPietro, Erik Johnson and Patrick Kane. In 2016-17, 85 players suited up for NHL clubs. Over 430 players have "graduated" from the NTDP to skate for NCAA Division I colleges.
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If you, or anyone you know, is interested in hosting a player, contact USA Hockey's housing coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org. Families receive a monthly stipend and complimentary season tickets to National Team Development Program home games at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.